The PII Problem: Privacy and a New Concept of Personally Identifiable Information, 12/06/2011_www.pogowasright.org_
Personally identifiable information (PII) is one of the most central concepts in information privacy regulation. The scope of privacy laws typically turns on whether PII is involved.

Reporters’ Roundtable: Who owns your online identity?, www.cnet.com
Today, we’re talking about identity. You own your identity, right? That’s why we talk about identity theft. Identity is clearly personal, and it can be stolen from us

12 reasons why we’re losing the identity theft battle, 09/14/2010, www.echanneline.com
1. Zero Liability has made consumers feel they have nothing to lose….

Heartland breach expenses pegged at $140M — so far, 5/10/2010, www.databreaches.net
The costs to Heartland Payment Systems Inc. from the massive data breach that it disclosed in January 2009 appear to be steadily adding up.

How Identity Theft Is Like the Ford Pinto, 4/8/2010, www.databreaches.net
Over on Concurring Opinions, Dan Solove describes a new paper by Chris Hoofnagle:Professor James Grimmelmann likes to shop at Kohl’s. So much so that he applied for credit at Kohl’s. And he got it. The problem is that James Grimmelmann didn’t really apply for anything. It was an identity thief.

2010 Identity Fraud Survey Report: Identity Fraud Continues to Rise, 2/13/10, www.beSpacific.com
More than 11 million adult consumers became victims of identity fraud in 2009, up from nearly 10 million in 2008.

Identity theft victims could seek compensation, 09/10/09, www.wlkm.com
Identity theft victims will be able to seek compensation for the time and effort it takes to clean up damaged credit history under legislation approved Wednesday (September 9th) by lawmakers, state Rep. Matt Lori announced.

FTC Issues Report on Social Security Numbers and Identity Theft, 12/18/08, www.bespacific.com
The Federal Trade Commission issued a report today recommending five measures to help prevent Social Security numbers from being used for identity theft.

UsernameCheck.com – Check your Username, 11/19/08, www.killerstartups.com
A simple service that might nonetheless come in handy sometime

MA: REPORT ON THE M.G.L. CHAPTER 93H NOTIFICATIONS, 10/19/08, www.pogowasright.org
It has now been over 10 months since the new identity theft law took effect. Under that law…

1.7 Million Canadians Are Victims of Identity Fraud, 11/17/08, www.pogowasright.org
Nearly 1.7 million Canadian consumers were victims of identity fraud in the past year

Stolen Identities Going Cheap, 04/08/08, www.pogowasright.org

FEATURED: Ranking Corporate America on Identity Theft, 02/27/08, www.pogowasright.org

ID Theft Ranking Questioned, 02/16/08, www.pogowasright.org

Washington State Reps. Pass Ban on RFID Skimming, 02/15/08, www.pogowasright.org

CSO Disclosure Series / What’s Next with Disclosure Legislation? 02/13/08, www.pogowasright.org

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The Cost of ID Theft, Part 2: Fixing the System, 02/06/08, www.pogowasright.org

The Cost of ID Theft, Part 1: Beyond Dollars and Cents, 02/05/08, www.crmbuyer.com

Resource: Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards, 1/31/08, pogowasright.org

One Year Later: Five Takeaways from the TJX Breach, 1/18/08, www.pogowasright.org

OR: Law Requires Businesses to Protect Personal Data, 12/27/07, www.pogowasright.org

Can Legislation Let People Opt-Out of Having Their Info Show Up Online? ,12/27/07, www.techdirt.com

Putting a Lock on Data Liability, 12/05/07, law.com

FTC Offers Tutorial for Businesses on Protecting Personal Information, 12/05/07, www.bespacific.com

Strange Case Takes Identity Theft to New Level, 11/21/07, LasVegasNow.com

ChoicePoint Victims Did Not Take Advantage of Free Offers, 4/10/07, www.boston.com

N.H. Debit & Credit Card Data Stolen in TJX Hacking, 1/26/07, www.boston.com

Agency Loss of Personal Information Widespread, 10/13/06, www.govexec.com

Class Action Suit Over ID Theft Tossed Out, 10/12/06, www.news.com

Hackers Hit AT&T, 8/30/06, www.sfgate.com

GOA Identifies Secuity Gaps in SSNs, 3/30/06, www.bespacific.com

IRS Plan Would Allow Sale of Tax Information to Marketers, 3/21/06, www.magicvalley.com

mypublicinfo.com, 3/18/06, _www.bookofjoe.com _

Your New Passport has a Computer Virus, 3/17/06, _www.reviews.cnet.com _

Privacy Worries Don’t Keep Customers out of Online Surveys and Promotions, 1/30/06, www.onlineretailer.com

DOJ Posts Social Security Numbers on Website, 12/28/05, www.arstechnica.com

Valuating Privacy, 12/24/05, www.techdirt.com

Beyond the Patchwork of Privacy Regulations, 12/8/05, www.newsfactor.com

EFF Files Class Action Against Sony, 11/22/05, www.eff.org

Verizon Sues Again, 11/09/05, www.techdirt.com

Privacy and RFID: Are the Tags Spy Chips? , 11/04/05, www.techweb.com

Scanner Grabs Identity Data From Driver’s License, 10/27/05, www.cioinsight.com

Squabble Continues Over Credit Card Breach, 10/24/05, www.news.com

Top 10 Mobile Device Privacy Policies, 9/03/05, www.informationweek.com

New Laws Aim to Protect Personal Data in Washington State, 8/12/05, www.govtech.net

Illinois Gov. Blagojevich Signs New Identity Theft Laws, 6/20/05, www.govtech.net

Top 10 Customer Data Loss Incidents, 6/18/05, www.informationweek.com

FTC Says Failure to Protect Private Info is Unfair Business Practice, 6/17/05, www.techdirt.com

How Savvy Are You About Your Online Security? , 6/01/05, www.pcworld..com

Privacy Group Chronicles Breaches Involving Theft of Personal Data, 5/24/05, www.bespacific.com

Privacy v. Openness: A Data Dilemma in the US, 5/18/05, www.iht.com

Microsoft Expert Lays Down 7 Laws of ID Management, 5/11/05, www.eweek.com

Google Hacking for Identity Theft Listed as Top Scam, 4/24/05, www.searchenginejournal.com

ChoicePoint Wins Menace Award, 4/15/05, www.wired.com

Privacy Protection and Computer Forensics, 4/1505, www.wired.com

Inter-Industry Action to Fight Data Breaches, 3/27/2005, www.govtech.net

Breach Points Up Flaw in Privacy Laws, 2/24/05, nytimes.com

ChoicePoint—What You are Not Hearing, 2/17/05, www.treyjackson.typepad.com